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Founded:  1916
Chartered:  1924
Degree granting authority:  1976
Founder:  Mr. Sherrill Whiton

Enrollment Data Fall 2015

Retention Rate

First-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students returning for Fall 2015 (Fall 2014 cohort): 80%

Graduation Rate

First-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (2009 cohort, 150% completion rate): 
Bachelor of Fine Arts: 69%
Associate in Applied Science: 49%
Basic Interior Design certificate: 37% 

Job Placement Rate for the 2016-2017 Academic Year:

98% of our undergraduate students were employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation

100% of our graduate students were employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation

Degrees Awarded for the 2014-2015 Academic Year:

Bachelor of Fine Arts: 63
Bachelor of Arts: 0
Associate in Applied Science: 29
Basic Interior Design certificate: 34
MFA: 38
MPS: 18


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